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Entertainment Business Panel

Harvard Business School presents this symposium on the Entertainment Business.

Columbia SoCal does not sponsor or endorse this event; it is posted as a courtesy to our members in the entertainment community

Please join the HBSASC and the HBS Hollywood Trek for the 2009 Entertainment Panel.  Senior executives in the media and entertainment industry discuss the ins and outs of the industry.  There will be a networking session prior to the panel so plan to come early and bring plenty of business cards!

Panelists include:

s Rich Battista, President, Fox National Cable Networks
s Kevin Mayer, EVP, Corporate Strategy, Business Development, and Technology,
           The Walt Disney Company
s Gene Pao, VP New Media and International Development, FUEL TV (Fox Networks)
s Albert Cheng, EVP, Digital Media, Disney-ABC Television Group
     s Ryan O’Hara, President TV Guide Channel and TV Guide Broadband
s Jack Kennedy, EVP Corporate Strategy and  Development, Fox Interactive Media
s Geoff Shaevitz, SVP Production, Summit Entertainment 

Date:        Thursday, January 8, 2009
Time:        Reception and networking 6:30-7:30, Panel discussion and Q&A 7:30-9
Location:  Luxe Summit Hotel Bel Air, 11461 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90049  
                 (310) 476-6571
Cost:         $30 HBSASC members, $40 non-members

Light hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar will be provided.  Click here to buy tickets!!!

Topics of discussion will include:

     s What is the current impact of the US economy having on media and
8 years after the last Internet boom, how is new technology impacting media 
           and entertainment—is the industry successfully adapting or is it still doom and 
     s What segments of the industry are faring well, or faring poorly—broadcast 
           cable, home video, theatrical, new media and others?
     s Does the failure of leadership seen in other industries exist in entertainment?
     s What is the career outlook in this environment?

Attendees will include a group of current HBS students visiting LA area media and entertainment companies.  There will be an after party after the event at a location to be determined.

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